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Weltschmerz

noun
1.
Sadness on thinking about the evils of the world.  Synonym: world-weariness.






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... and subtle as in many instances are the thoughts which these words embody, there are deeper thoughts struggling in the bosom of a people, who have devised for themselves such words as the following: 'gemueth,' 'heimweh,' 'innigkeit,' 'sehnsucht,' 'tiefsinn,' 'sittsamkeit,' 'verhaengniss,' 'weltschmerz,' 'zucht'; all these being German words which, in a similar manner, partially or wholly fail to find their equivalents ...
— On the Study of Words • Richard C Trench



Words linked to "Weltschmerz" :   melancholy, world-weariness



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